Lost: The Series

Cover of Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson

Lost in the Pacific, 1942

The dramatic true story of survival that captivated a nation at war.

The belly of the plane hit the water.

Whittaker exploded forward, and the safety belt tried to slice him in half. Pressure filled his head. His eyes strained against their sockets. He couldn’t see a thing. He began to lose consciousness.

And then, just as suddenly as it had begun, the pressure released. The belt went slack against his chest. His vision returned.

They had gone from 90 miles an hour to a dead stop in less than 50 feet. He couldn’t be sure who had survived and who had not. The Pacific Ocean was pouring fast into the plane. And no one in the big, broad world knew where they were.

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Cover of Lost in Outer Space by Tod Olson

Lost in Outer Space

The incredible journey of Apollo 13.

For the first time since the bang, Lovell glanced out the window on the left side of the cockpit. What he saw raised a deep, queasy feeling in the pit of his stomach—and it had nothing to do with zero gravity. A stream of white gas drifted ominously away from the spacecraft. He couldn’t see the source of the gas, but it had to be escaping from the service module.

 “It looks to me, looking out the hatch, that we are venting something,” he reported to Houston. “We are venting something out into the—into space.”

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Coming in Spring 2018...

Lost in the Amazon

A battle for survival in the heart of the rainforest.

On Christmas Eve in 1971, LANSA Flight 508 broke apart in a storm high over the Peruvian Amazon. Seventeen-year-old Juliane Koepcke plunged 3,500 feet to the forest floor—and survived. Then she had to find her way back to safety.